Apple Brown Betty
Whoever Betty was, she must have been a creative, thrifty cook with some day-old bread, butter, and apples on hand. Apple Brown Betty transforms simple ingredients into a really cozy, homey dessert.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on High
Yield: 6 servings
5 medium Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 cups fresh white bread crumbs
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Peel and core the apples.
Cut the prepared apples into cubes.
Lightly spray a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the bread crumbs.
Cook until lightly browned and toasted, stirring frequently.
Remove immediately from the pan and place in a mixing bowl.
Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Stir to combine.
Sprinkle 1/3 of the buttered crumbs in the slow cooker.
You want to cover the bottom of the slow cooker with the crumbs.
Cover with 1/2 the apples.
Sprinkle the apples with another 1/3 of the crumbs.
Repeat Steps 11 and 12.
Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the apples are tender.
Per serving: Calories 324 (From fat 81); Fat 9g (Saturated 5g); Cholesterol 22mg; Sodium 291mg; Carbohydrate 60g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 3g.